Certificate in Basic Horticulture

Programme Overview

This foundational, competency-based programme is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to engage in careers in the horticulture industry. Upon completion, students will be qualified and ready to work in grounds maintenance, plant nurseries, landscaping, garden centres, golf courses, lawn care, and parks and recreation departments.

First Semester
Science of Horticulture AGC 990
Topics include: Horticulture and the environment; Plant structures and functions; Plant propagation; Soil science and nutrients; Plant identification and pruning.

Second Semester
Technology in Horticulture AGC 991
Topics include: Operation and Maintenance of Horticulture Equipment including power and hand tools.

Third Semester
Turf Management & Landscaping AGC 992
Topics include: Turf Management; Weeds; Pests and Diseases; Landscape Maintenance.